Celebrity Big Brother contestant Ryan Thomas has been given a formal warning after accusations of an ‘altercation’ with fellow housemate Roxanne Pallett.
During Thursday’s show, Channel 5 broadcast the moment former Emmerdale actress, 35, accused Thomas of punching her, branding him a ‘woman beater’.
Outraged fans took to social media following the show, tweeting Ofcom with complaints.
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) August 30, 2018
I have kept quiet about the Roxanne/Ryan issue until now
as too fuming last night.
How dare she call him a wife beater!
Then go crying to Big Brother
and then go again to BB and ask to sleep in the spare room as she felt unsafe!!
— ????Carol???? (@LuvC____) August 31, 2018
One tweeted: “Complaint to @Ofcom sent! @bbuk it’s a disgrace that she was allowed to go to ridiculous lengths regarding the Ryan situation!
“Accusations like this can ruin a mans career and life!!!! He did no such thing and he is not scary or intimidating!She is pathetic!! @ryanjamesthomas”
Another added: “Just made my first ever complaint #ofcom @RoxannePallett you should feel ashamed of yourself @channel5_tv take that warning back”
I’ve never reported anything to Ofcom before… but last night really angered me. What must poor Ryan be thinking in there. Be proud of your @ryanjamesthomas he’s doing great and actually she may have just sealed the win for him ????
— ????Ceri Cooper???? (@xxCeriixx) August 31, 2018
Ryan is apperently ‘a friend’ and roxy does this?!? How is she still even in the house? Reported it to Ofcom roxy is a disgrace to women eveywhere, come on Ryan were all behind you to win this thing @lucy_meck @ryanjamesthomas #CBB #CBBRyan #RyanToWin #GETROXYOUT
— Melissa Parsons ???????? (@missmelissa_19) August 31, 2018
Thursday’s episode showed Roxanne say Ryan had ‘really hurt’ her, before talking to Big Brother in the diary room.
She said: “I just need to talk to somebody in production about something that’s just happened that made me really uncomfortable. I don’t really want to go any further and talk about it on camera like this.”
Roxanne returned to the diary room later on and added: “A boy has punched me repeatedly, unprovoked, deliberately, he actually punched me like a boxer would punch a bag we weren’t play fighting there was no joke, there was no exchange.”
Ryan was called into the diary room and was given a formal warning. He said: “I think that we both know, and Roxanne knows, that there was no malice and hurt, or anger, in anything that I did during this time. But from your point of view, while doing this show, I am sorry and I understand.”
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